Microsoft says MS Paint is not dead

Bill Rogers
July 26, 2017

Paint, which has been around for 32 years, remains a popular app among many Windows users, despite its lack of unique functionality - there are free, web-based apps that are capable of significantly more in comparison.

Just hours after social media broke out in mourning over the imminent demise of Windows mainstay MS Paint, Microsoft announced that it wouldn't be killing off the 32-year-old art program after all.

On Monday, a blog post shared by Windows Experiences acknowledged the "incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia" around the application. "It's been awesome to see so much love for our trusty old app", the company said in a blog following the internet outcry.

Paint, renowned for its simplicity, has been part of the Windows operating system since its launch in 1985.

The move means that MS Paint won't be installed in future versions of the Windows OS by default and people will have to actively download it. By the time Windows 98 was released, MS Paint could save in the JPEG format.

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"So, thanks for all the MS Paint love, keep the feedback coming via the Paint 3D app, and keep creating!"

"Paint 3D - the new app for creativity, also available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update, will continue to get new feature updates". Microsoft has been handing out the LinkedIn app in a number of stages using the Windows Store. Whether, like Clippy, Windows users will celebrate or decry Paint's removal, it will be a moment in the history of Windows as one of its longest-standing apps is put out to pasture.

Stand down, everyone: Microsoft Paint isn't going away after all.

Paint 3D comes with most of the goodies of MS Paint and a powerful 3D content creation mechanism.
And the latest update for Windows 10, which is called Autumn (or Fall), will be comprising of a whole new features, being updated for the users.

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